MILLIONS of pounds of hard drugs believed destined for West Yorkshire have been seized by police in a dramatic motorway swoop.
Two men were arrested in the haul – one of the biggest of its kind ever in the UK – on the M1 close to the turn-off for Huddersfield at junction 38 near West Bretton.
Officers stopped a vehicle on the northbound carriageway yesterday lunchtime and recovered a large amount of suspected class A drugs with an estimated street value of around £6.5m.
Two men aged 31 and 26 from Leeds were arrested on suspicion of intending to supply Class A drugs.
Inquiries were continuing today and both men are being held at a West Yorkshire Police Station.
Det Insp Lisa Atkinson, from West Yorkshire Police, said: "We will continue to clampdown on those suspected of being involved in the supply of class A drugs across West Yorkshire. The drug trade breeds misery and those involved will not be allowed to go about their business here.
"With help from the public we will continue to tackle drug dealing at every turn. If you have any information about the people involved in drug supply then Dob in a Dealer today by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."